Dynamics of Smart Systems and Structures

Concepts and Applications

  • Vicente Lopes Junior
  • Valder Steffen Jr.
  • Marcelo Amorim Savi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Vicente Lopes Jr., Valder Steffen Jr., Marcelo A. Savi
    Pages 1-3
  3. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Marcelo A. Savi
      Pages 7-40
    3. M. J. Brennan, B. Tang, F. C. L. Almeida
      Pages 41-63
    4. Marcelo A. Trindade
      Pages 65-92
    5. Marcelo A. Savi
      Pages 93-117
  4. Smart Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Domingos A. Rade, Valder Steffen Jr.
      Pages 121-134
    3. Vicente Lopes Jr., Clayton Rodrigo Marqui
      Pages 135-154
    4. Marcelo A. Savi, Alberto Paiva, Carlos J. de Araujo, Aline S. de Paula
      Pages 155-188
    5. Gustavo Luiz Chagas Manhães de Abreu, Flávio Donizeti Marques, Fabrício César Lobato de Almeida, Amarildo Tabone Paschoalini, Felipe Silva Bellucci
      Pages 189-215
    6. Volnei Tita
      Pages 217-263
  5. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. Carlos De Marqui Jr.
      Pages 267-288
    3. Marcelo A. Trindade
      Pages 289-309
    4. Valder Steffen Jr., Domingos Alves Rade
      Pages 311-328
    5. Ricardo Pinheiro Rulli, Camila Gianini Gonsalez Bueno, Fernando Dotta, Paulo Anchieta da Silva
      Pages 329-342

About this book


Written by a team of experts that has been working together for several years in the context of a research network involving international institutions, this book brings several applications related to smart material systems such as vibration and noise control, structural health monitoring, energy harvesting and shape memory alloys. Furthermore, this book also provides basic knowledge on the fundamentals of smart material systems and structures. Consequently, the present title serves as an important resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, it serves as a guide for engineers and scientists working with smart structures and materials both with an application and basic research perspective.

Smart material systems and structures represent a new paradigm which is increasing the capabilities of engineering systems. Adaptability and versatility are some important aspects related to such systems. In brief, research on smart materials is characterized by synergistically combining different physical features, such as mechanical, electrical, chemical, and magnetic. As a result, smart material technologies have a huge potential to enhance the performance of engineering structures opening unlimited opportunities to innovation and economic benefits.


Smart Structures Intelligent Materials Shape Memory Alloys Magnetorheologic Fluids Piezoelectric Materials Damage Monitoring Structural Health Monitoring Electromechanical Systems Energy Harvesting Nonlinear Mechanics

Editors and affiliations

  • Vicente Lopes Junior
    • 1
  • Valder Steffen Jr.
    • 2
  • Marcelo Amorim Savi
    • 3
  1. 1.Universidade Estadual Paulista - UNESPIlha SolteiraBrazil
  2. 2.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversidade Federal de Uberl^andia – UFUberlândiaBrazil
  3. 3.COPPE – Department of Mechanical EngineeUniversidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro –Rio de JaneiroBrazil

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